Why Body & Grace?
Lucy Krizan - founder of Body & Grace
During the hectic pandemic period in 2020 when she was literally ''locked-down'', like everyone else, Lucy has created a training space in her own home space, in order to financially survive as a personal trainer and not letting the unpleasing circumstances affect her journey during this beautiful experience called life. She remembers sitting her in the kitchen for couple days during the first national lockdown, having the unreal conversations with her mind and asking herself why is this actually happening to her right now. Isn't there a reason behind this everything? And that was the right question which has unfolded everything clearly and gave the real answers.
Lucy has been gifted with a deep sense of understanding the people and their mindset, and strongly encourages the profound connection of the body, breath and mind in order to be able to control our emotions and bring the light and happiness into our life. Being fully present while we move through the conscious slow mindful motions, wisely connected with the breath, will bring the grace into your practice and we will be able to shift it into our daily life. Lucy's way of training people and teaching Yoga is about emphasising your awareness about the way how we breathe not just on the mat, but in our daily life. Where does the breath is directed to and how it can beautifully allow our body to cross our boundaries while we move and control the emotions in any situation we occur in. Understanding of biomechanics and biochemistry of our breath has become an inseparable part of her eternal studying which helped her to realise that Yoga is not just some ''another spiritual binding''at all, but the real meaning of Yoga is beyond all understanding and it's sacred impact is truly the real one.
Teaching of Yoga means for her sharing of her inner determination to encourage people to realise consciously the way how we react towards everyone and everything around us and what is the relationship towards ourselves and our bodies. Our bodies are like the temples of our soul which we should treat with a greatest respect in order to bring the harmony into our daily existence and not take is as granted. Practising of Yoga deepen the relationship with our own divine Self and help us to detach from our own beliefs, desires and realise we are part of something greater than we truly think we are and start living for presence, as that is the only certainty we posses. The real perceiving of Yoga is far away from what does the posture looks like, but what does you body feel like and mainly what is your own experience you bring into that precious moment of practising. There is no space for ''thinking'' as our mind is never present. It takes you either to the past experience which are really gone or creating the fears from the future which are the real illusions. The only space we are focus on is the space within us, as ''from the freedom of the body comes freedom of the mind, representing the Ultimate Freedom'' - B.K.S IYENGAR
Being blessed enough currently to be able to study Yoga with her unique teacher Troy Hadeed from Trinidad&Tobago, whose words of teaching increase the capacity to Love and being reconnect with the God of our own understanding in any situation of our life. Her way of teaching is strongly effected with the traditional way of teaching of Yoga with the root of knowledge from B.K.S. Iyengar, T.K.V Desikachar & Krishnamacharya and one of the greatest philosophical teacher of the age J. Krishnamurti.
The name of our studio represents the attitude of Grace towards our body, ourselves and to everyone and everything around us, in order to achieve a freedom and real happiness which lasts. Being fully present while we move, will allow us to listen to our body and push it towards the edge within ''discomfort zone'' and explore our full potential. This everything can happen only through our full concentration onto our breath & body relationship, in order to create the profound relationship with our mind. Our breath is one of the most important aspects of our life, vehicle of our Prana (vital energy), which is completely neglected and considered as an autonomic function, that is truth, but without our awareness of what is actually happening inside, we will never obtain the real benefits and long lasting state of stillness, which is missing in the recent world of rushing and pushing ourselves forward.
With an expression of Grace in your practice, you will be directed inward to discover ''your energy body, where breath and emotions reside; your mental body, where thoughts and obsessions can be mastered; your intellectual body, where intelligence and wisdom can be found; and your divine body, where the Universal Soul can be glimpsed.'' - B.K.S Iyengar